Browsing Category: sound

  • FOUND, Cybraphon (2009)

    By writing this I am making Cybraphon happy and by reading this you are making me happy. Here’s what criticismism has in common with an autonomous emotional robot. FOUND collective’s sculpture tracks hits to its own website and obsesses over its stats and indeed, like most bloggers, that is activity I can all too easily …

    April 28, 2011
  • 7 days of silence: my week inspired by John Cage

    Take one iPod and Spotify addict, give him the text of a lecture by John Cage, take away his music for a week, and see what happens. It was a recent, quite unscientific experiment and the guinea pig was me. The first few days were harsh. Putting on the stereo was one of those things …

    June 22, 2010
  • Preview: Cage Mix – Sound and Sculpture at BALTIC

    Exhibition: Cage Mix – Sound and Sculpture, BALTIC, Gateshead, until September 19 2010 If ever a course sounded challenging, it was this one: Experimental Composition at the New School for Social Research; tutor: John Cage. Cage taught the classes towards the end of the 1950s and his students were by and not musicians, but artists. …

    June 11, 2010
  • Feature: Soundtracks for an Exhibition

    Art is getting noisier. Galleries echo with moving image installations. The quieter ones provide you with audio-guides. Sound is now such a vital dimension of art, some artists are making art about that very phenomenon. In a boxlike construction at Ikon in Birmingham, you can pull up a beanbag and enjoy some music. On a …

    May 12, 2010
  • Review: Underwater at Towner

    Exhibition: Underwater, Towner, Eastbourne, until June 20 2010 In the landscapes paintings of Eric Ravilious, the South Downs look like green waves in a rough sea, at least they do so after a visit to Underwater at Towner. The Eastbourne gallery has a reputation for landscape art and the local painter is one of many …

    April 28, 2010
  • Preview: Andrew Stonyer – Audio Kinetic Solar Sculpture

    Exhibition: Andrew Stonyer – Audio Kinetic Solar Sculpture, Fermynwoods, Northamptonshire, until September 26 2010 It has been a few decades since music fans frequently used terms like “cosmic” and “far out”, but such language seems about right for a new work at Fermynwoods. Andrew Stonyer’s sculpture hangs between a small group of Elder trees and …

    April 8, 2010
  • Preview: Imogen Stidworthy at Arnolfini

    Exhibition: Imogen Stidworthy, Arnolfini, Bristol, until April 25 In some ways the work of Imogen Stidworthy goes beyond the limits of visual art, because her main area of interest is speech. Accent, slang and speech therapy are all explored in her new show at Arnolfini. It is the first UK survey of the Liverpool-based artist. …

    March 6, 2010